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22 February 2006 @ 04:47 am
From Tiny Acorns..., 3/5, McShep
Author: darkhavens
Title: From Tiny Acorns...
Chapter: 3/5
Pairing: Rodney McKay/John Sheppard
Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
Challenge: #3 Passion
Rating: PG
Words: 441
Feedback/Concrit: darkhavens @ slashverse.com
Disclaimer: Not mine, never will be. No harm, no foul, no money made.
Summary: They both have very different passions.
Notes: Written for stagesoflove Challenge #3 - 'Passion'.
Part one, 'Attraction', can be found here and part two, 'Romance', can be found here
Also posted here



Rodney's passion is for knowledge and discovery. The more he knows, the more he needs to know - it's an addiction.

An answer never truly satisfies him when he can see the questions piling up behind it. Why? What? Where? When? What can I do with it? How will it react if I do this?

He can't stand back and let the others do the work, he has to be there, elbows-deep, hands-on and in the midst of it.

He's like that in bed too, hungering for knowledge and discovery, with grabby hands.

A trailing finger at the back of one knee sends John into convulsions of giggles. Rodney makes a mental note in bright green and moves on to the next patch of skin.

The application of the slightest bit of pressure to John's throat makes him twitch to get away. That mental note is underlined in red, with an addendum to reread John's sealed records.

Rodney throws his whole body into what he does, hands and lips and teeth - John's skin's elastic in the bestest ways - and ears and eyes that catalogue every sound and movement.

Within a month, he knows John's body, in and out, can read him in one glance across a room. John's not entirely sure that he's okay with that but the cold alternative fills him with gloom.

He'll adapt, that's what he does. Rodney's passion is worth it.

~~~~~~~


John's passions encompass flying and math, and he thinks he loves the math because it lets him do the flying thing.

He loves the angles, the vectors, the streamlined planes, the speed, the rush, the vastness of it all.

The day he stepped inside that first puddlejumper was the day he knew he'd found the lost extension of his soul.

He didn't realise until later that what he'd really found was Rodney.

John sits in briefings sometimes and doodles Rodney-math. He calculates the angle of the slope of Rodney's mouth and what would happen if a gentle, teasing pressure was applied. He maps the curve of Rodney's ass beneath his uniform, the gently rolling hill of Rodney's belly.

Rodney-math will take him years to figure out - the sum of parts does not equal the whole, not even close. The planes and angles come together, move apart. They shift like plate tectonics under Rodney's liquid surface, showing fragments of the most obscure equations.

One day, he thinks, he'll figure it out - plot Rodney on a nine dimensional graph for all to see. But then he knows he won't, because if they could see, they'd want to learn to fly the way he does when he's with Rodney.



Part Four


 
     Mandy: Beautifula_phoenixdragon on February 22nd, 2006 05:52 am (UTC)
Rodney's passion is for knowledge and discovery. The more he knows, the more he needs to know - it's an addiction.

Oh yeah!! And how we love to feed his addictions!! Rodney so rocks!!!

One day, he thinks, he'll figure it out - plot Rodney on a nine dimensional graph for all to see. But then he knows he won't, because if they could see, they'd want to learn to fly the way he does when he's with Rodney.

Possessive much?!

This was gorgeous dear - an d as always, your inherent grasp of the characters and their many dimensions always shines through gloriously!! Wonderful, dear!! Just wonderful!
darkhavens: shep fly me [literati]darkhavens on February 28th, 2006 12:58 am (UTC)
Thank you!

Yeah, John would never share his Rodney with anyone. :D
tabaquitabaqui on February 22nd, 2006 04:57 pm (UTC)
Oooh, those both *rock*.
Love love love.

Especially John mapping Rodney, and discovering his secret math and keeping it *his* secret.
Perfect.
darkhavens: rodney adorkable [literati]darkhavens on February 28th, 2006 12:59 am (UTC)
Thanks! Rodney-math is complex stuff. John might spend the rest of his love trying to find the answers. :D
jellicle on February 22nd, 2006 09:15 pm (UTC)
Sweets, I'm still gonna read this chapter, but I need to ask you this, how do you put paragraphs in the box in your LJ, where you have this "I love a man with a quick mind, a fast wit and a body that just won't quit.

Please god, stop putting them into so many fandoms!
" because I'm trying to put paragraph in mine with no success.
Love!
darkhavensdarkhavens on February 28th, 2006 01:05 am (UTC)
Um... I just went to your journal and saaw that you have a box in the left hand column with text in it, so I'm not sure if you still need the help. if you do, let me know and I'll see if I can help. :D
jellicle on February 28th, 2006 01:09 am (UTC)
Yeah, I definitely still need the help. Mine is a little odd, with the \ as you can see.
Love.
darkhavensdarkhavens on February 28th, 2006 01:28 am (UTC)
I just checked my code to see what it says (I have a code faerie that does the hard stuff for me *g*) - have you tried putting either <br><br> at the end of each line, or <p> at the beginning of each line of text and </p> at the end?

I'm assuming you're working with a layer...

Did any of that make sense? *g*
jellicle on February 28th, 2006 01:35 pm (UTC)
Sigh. Didn't work. That sucks big time. I guess I need to find someone to create a layer for me :(
Thank you, though, for the help.
beetle: Lurve_beetle_ on February 28th, 2006 11:15 pm (UTC)
John sits in briefings sometimes and doodles Rodney-math. He calculates the angle of the slope of Rodney's mouth and what would happen if a gentle, teasing pressure was applied. He maps the curve of Rodney's ass beneath his uniform, the gently rolling hill of Rodney's belly.

Rodney-math will take him years to figure out - the sum of parts does not equal the whole, not even close. The planes and angles come together, move apart. They shift like plate tectonics under Rodney's liquid surface, showing fragments of the most obscure equations.

One day, he thinks, he'll figure it out - plot Rodney on a nine dimensional graph for all to see. But then he knows he won't, because if they could see, they'd want to learn to fly the way he does when he's with Rodney.


That is one of the most beautiful things I've ever read.
*hugs you*
*loves you*
*admires you*
darkhavens: mcshep lube [literati]darkhavens on March 1st, 2006 02:46 am (UTC)
That is one of the most beautiful things I've ever read.

Aw, thank you! Rodney-math is pure and beautiful, like fractals. :D
I am Derek's vocal eyebrows: hd; notes [me]literati on March 1st, 2006 02:38 am (UTC)
yay! geek love!

:D
darkhavens: mcshep look of love [literati]darkhavens on March 1st, 2006 02:41 am (UTC)
Yesh! Totally. :D
Captain of the Innuendo Squad.: mcshep - sitting prettybrandinsbabe on March 8th, 2006 07:23 pm (UTC)
One day, he thinks, he'll figure it out - plot Rodney on a nine dimensional graph for all to see. But then he knows he won't, because if they could see, they'd want to learn to fly the way he does when he's with Rodney.


that was absolutely beautiful. im totally falling in love with this fic. i love the perspective you are using for the whole thing. so wonderful!
darkhavens: rodney adorkable [literati]darkhavens on April 10th, 2006 04:31 am (UTC)
Thank you!

If they taught rodneymath at school, I'd still be there. *g*
Dr-Fumbles-McStupid: sasunarunarutootaku on March 9th, 2006 12:51 am (UTC)
rodney math
John sits in briefings sometimes and doodles Rodney-math.

now why cant we have a rodney math course instead of algebra, I think i might actually like that
darkhavens: shep fly me [literati]darkhavens on April 10th, 2006 04:34 am (UTC)
Re: rodney math
Hee! If they taught rodneymath at school, I'd still be there (and I'm 36 *g*).

Thanks! :D